Glam Day at OPRAH O Magazine Event

When @LOREALPARISUSA called to say that they were sending the L’OREAL Pro Team to Atlanta for @OPRAH @O_Magazine event I was elated. Friday afternoon at the Georia World Convention Center, Christian our tour manager confirmed that I would be speaking on the second stage with O Magazine Style Expert & Creative Director Adam Glassman alongside Valerie (VAL) Monore the Beauty Director. My legs got weak as we rode the escalator to the 2nd floor. Everything was moving fast, I was now schedule to rehearse and meet with the producer as well as go over speaking points. This is not my first rodeo ride working this event but this was the first time now being a part of the O You event, The Lord has heard my prayers.

Last week at the L’OREAL PARIS USA tech center where all the magic takes place I went over to do the beginning part of filming of the makeover not knowing that I was going to be a part of the revealing. All of the hair & makeup products that was used were all from L’OREAL PARIS. I believe in 2-3 weeks you will be able to see the video on O Magazine website….Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist!!!

Bestie Tiffany & I heading to the Georgia World Congress
With Christian (Brother In Law) tour manager

Where I will be speaking on tomorrow

5am heading to Georgia World on Saturday morning

Just arrived to O Magazine O YOU

Getting Donna Brazile ready in the green room

Priscilla before hair & makeup

O Magazine Style Expert Adam Glassman getting her ready before reveailing

Design Expert Nate Berkus and I in the green room
O Magazine staff Ashley escorting me to my 2nd green room
Getting mic before speaking
Backstage

Getting last minute tips from producer Nicole while Penny goes over notes
On Stage

Adam & I after both speaking on stage in the green room

Backstage Press step & repeat

6pm dinner with my girls before I head back to NYC

7:30PM Car service pick up heading to airport Saturday night

ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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San Francisco…I’m Here


I arrived in San Francisco on Friday night. I know I spent an entire day in the airport. That’s my only pet peeve about traveling is losing an entire day but I finally made it. Vanessa who was my roommate and Karen met me in baggage claim. Their flight came in at the same time as mine so it was arranged that we ride to the hotel together. While heading to the hotel we called the crew to see where everyone was. Karen spoke with Laura and said dinner was hooked up through Lucinda. Food and drinks was free so if we wanted sushi to head over. We went to the hotel first to check in and freshen up. By now I am starving don’t eat much hen traveling cuz I hate going to public bathroom.

We take a cab to dinner…the place was called Mas Shaki…at 2030 Lombard street…It was very dark and jam pack in there. It was like a bar/club/restaurant in back. Lucinda friend gave her a table that seated about 10. We were the last of the group to arrive so they had already started eating. The waitress came to take our orders…my order was the crunchy roll and teriyaki filet mignon with a glass of pepsi. Yeah, this is not a typo…I only had a pepsi. I didn’t want to drink since I had to get up at 5ish.






Because we were all just together for the tour it’s not like we had to play catch up. Ryan and Laura left together. Because my food had just arrived I could not leave with them. Christian kept trying to make me eat his tuna but I have to be careful which raw fish I eat. The last time I ate something Michael gave me it came right up.

Now Lisa don’t do sushi at all, it was so funny cuz she was throwing her food under the table like a child. My meal was amazing…it definitely hit the spot…I wasn’t playing around…after I tipped the waitress I was out. But see I warned everybody when I arrived my plans. I was eating then dismissing myself. They were able to stay out cuz they didn’t have to be at the event until 7:30am.

Lisa, Christian and myself all took a cab back to the hotel. When I got back to the room took a shower, ironed my clothes and got all my stuff together so in the morning I’m not trying to find everything. Plus, I always respect my roommate not making noise, and turning lights only. So ready for bed cuz I really don’t know what to expect tomorrow.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

Update on O Magazine vs Carol’s Daughter

Just in case you didn't read the first blog while on tour I received a call from Lisa Price people about booking me to do the makeup for Mrs. Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter. The event is for the grand opening of the Macy's and I guess they will be carrying her line there.

The date they needed me for was the same dates that I will be in San Francisco working Oprah/0 Magazine event. How crazy right, two well know African American women needing me at the same time.

So, I explained to Robin that I fly out on Friday at 5:17 pm so I would be able to do Lisa Price makeup if it's an early call time or the afternoon. But, on Saturday I would not be able to take the assignment. Well, I have not heard back from since last week.

Today, I received the email and she said Lisa Price would need me at 4:30pm so it's not going to work. Shit, I was hoping that it would. Robin did say they are always in need of a great makeup artist in that they will be in touch for other dates.

So, it looks like Oprah won this one. The Oprah assignment is changing everyday for the best. I am getting ready to go to Bacco restaurant to meet Beth Ann and do a walk through for the W hotel fashion show next week, Wednesday and Thursday. Then I have the photo shoot on Friday, Halloween day at the W hotel with “Destination I Do magazine”.

So I have a lot to catch you all up on. Still have not made it to my studio yet but I hope to do that today. Well, I have to cuz David the owner of OCC Makeup needs me to send him a list of makeup that I will need for the fashion show.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

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